Your gutters are some of the most important parts of your home because they protect your roof, landscaping, siding and foundation from water damage. Unfortunately, leaves, dirt and other debris can easily enter and clog your gutters. Clogged gutters can cause costly water damage to your home and surroundings. Today, All States Exteriors, a top gutters expert, explains the dangers of clogged gutters:
- Landscape Damage – Gutter clogs prevent water from flowing into your downspouts, causing the water to accumulate inside your gutter system. Once your gutters are full, water overflows and often lands on small trees, flower beds or shrubs that surround your home. This water can damage your plants and erode the soil. Fortunately, our services and products can prevent this from happening.
- Ice Dam Formation – Clogged gutters can increase the risk of ice dam formation in your home. Since clogged gutters prevent water from draining, ice dams form more easily. Ice dams form on the lower edge of your roof and on your gutters, preventing melted snow from flowing. This melted snow can then seep into your home and cause damage. As a gutter installation expert, we recommend calling us for a gutter inspection before winter weather arrives so we can stop this problem from happening.
- Foundation Damage – Water from overflowing gutters can saturate the soil surrounding the base of your home. This wet soil can then put tremendous pressure on the sides of your home and may cause cracks to form and damage your foundation. Foundation damage is costly and time-consuming to repair, so we strongly recommend paying attention to your gutters and acting quickly if you notice any gutter clogs.
We can prevent these gutter problems with Gutter Cap, our high-quality gutter protection system. Gutter Cap completely covers your gutters, preventing leaves and debris from entering. Thanks to its unique design, Gutter Cap still allows water to flow into your gutters.
All States Exteriors serves many areas in Kansas, including Kansas City and Wichita. Give us a call to learn more about the dangers of clogged gutters. You can also ask for a free estimate.